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12 States That Still Have McDonald’s Original Golden Arch

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Cheyenne Buckingham of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 13: Take a moment to think about what makes McDonald's stand out from other fast-food chains. Perhaps it's one of the chain's signature meals such as the Big Mac, or maybe it's the brand's legendary World Famous Fries. But for those living outside of the U.S., the real unique identifier is the chain's quintessential golden arches.The first McDonald's location opened in San Bernardino, California in 1940, featuring a drive-in and car hop service. That single restaurant became a chain just eight years after, and today, there are over 38,000 locations in 119 countries. While many of the original McDonald's have since closed, a few long-standing locations remain, and a select few of them still have the single McDonald's arch designed by the company's first franchising agent, Ray Kroc.New Jersey 101.5 recently reported that there are only seven McDonald's locations with the original single arch left in the world. But after some thorough research, we ended up finding 12 locations across 12 states that still have the retro, single arch sign sitting outside of the restaurant.In order to source the McDonald's locations that still have the original, single arch sign, we referred to the website RoadsideArchitecture.com as a starting point. Then, by sorting through old articles, we were able to pinpoint the addresses and phone numbers of the oldest McDonald's locations in the United States. We called each location to confirm that the original sign still remains.Here are the 12 McDonald's locations in the United States that still sport that vintage sign after all these years. And for more wild facts, be sure to check out these 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.

12 States That Still Have McDonald’s Original Golden Arch

Take a moment to think about what makes McDonald's stand out from other fast-food chains. Perhaps it's one of the chain's signature meals such as the Big Mac, or maybe it's the brand's legendary World Famous Fries. But for those living outside of the U.S., the real unique identifier is the chain's quintessential golden arches.

The first McDonald's location opened in San Bernardino, California in 1940, featuring a drive-in and car hop service. That single restaurant became a chain just eight years after, and today, there are over 38,000 locations in 119 countries. While many of the original McDonald's have since closed, a few long-standing locations remain, and a select few of them still have the single McDonald's arch designed by the company's first franchising agent, Ray Kroc.

New Jersey 101.5 recently reported that there are only seven McDonald's locations with the original single arch left in the world. But after some thorough research, we ended up finding 12 locations across 12 states that still have the retro, single arch sign sitting outside of the restaurant.

In order to source the McDonald's locations that still have the original, single arch sign, we referred to the website RoadsideArchitecture.com as a starting point. Then, by sorting through old articles, we were able to pinpoint the addresses and phone numbers of the oldest McDonald's locations in the United States. We called each location to confirm that the original sign still remains.

Here are the 12 McDonald's locations in the United States that still sport that vintage sign after all these years. And for more wild facts, be sure to check out these 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.

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